Waikato Builders to help you through the New Home Building Process
Congrats, you have decided to look at building a new home. Once you make first contact with us we will schedule a meeting to discuss your project and the vision you ideally would like to achieve. If you are looking to build a new home it is fine if you have not already gone ahead and purchased a section. Section location plays a major factor in the complete build cost. We can discuss any areas you have interest in as well as discuss the various land covenants together to find something suitable that will ensure a cost and time efficient build process.
You have the option to work with one of our preferred designers or work with a designer of your choice. The designer will listen to your needs along with our input to start configuring a concept plan. A concept plan will show you how your home ideas will look and function. It can be adjusted and tweaked accordingly until you are satisfied. Once you are happy with the concept there is also the option of going another step further and getting three dimensional renders for an accurate view of how the home will look before proceeding to the next stage.
Now that the concept plan is complete, and final detail has been added there will be enough information to put together a full fixed price for you. If you are unsure on certain decisions it will be best to estimate the home. Then once the the correct decisions have been made, we can follow with a fixed price. We will provide you with enough detail in the price so you are very clear on all that has been included. Once you are happy with the price a Master Builders building contract will be put together for your viewing.
Step 4 – Final Design & Consent
Once finance has been approved and the building contract has been signed there will be a building deposit due. The deposit is subtracted off of the set build cost. After payment has cleared, communication will be made with the designer to complete the plans and get your project ready for council submission. It will need to pass the required consents. Certain building designs can require more consents then others.
Once plans have been approved by the local council there can be a confirmed start date set along with a guideline of the construction schedule. It will involve a list of the various trades involved needed to complete your home. This is an exciting stage as shortly you will see the home start to take some shape.
Once the building process is complete involving a quality inspection and professional clean we call this “Practical completion”. We will present you with the keys on practical completion along with information about the house and product warranties. You can now move in and enjoy the final product you have been waiting for. It’s time to celebrate! We will still keep in touch from time to time as well as not forgetting our inspection period on every new home built. Click here for information on our Master Builder 10 Year Guarantees.
before speaking to the designer
Every design process is unique. A smartly designed home can save you money. Efficient use of space and materials will help you reduce upfront construction costs. Taking the climate into perspective from the beginning will minimise the impact of ongoing energy costs. A sharp design is a smart investment.
Some things you may want to consider will be:
- How many people will live in your home? Do you have children or plan to in the future?
- Will you have overnight visitors regularly?
- Do you entertain regularly and how many guests?
- What would you like in the way of bathrooms and the kitchen?
- Do you work from home regularly and will you need a home office?
- What sort of garage space is needed? How many vehicles do you need to store and do you need room for a workshop?
- What kind of laundry space will you need?
- Will you need an attic space for storage?
- How often will you use the section space and what for?
- Will the home need to be positioned so there is space allowed for children to play, a garden or a pool?
- Will the home have a view you would like to maximise?
- Do you have any particular way you would like to heat and cool the home?
- Single level vs multiple level? If the home size you like is too large to fit on your section you may have to consider building upwards.
- Is there a particular style of home you like?
- Do you have any image examples of homes or features you like?
Feel free to contact us today if you have any questions.